Final China Update: Huai'an

October 25, 2012 Dear supporters,

Our final update comes from Nelson Bell writing of our visit to Huai'an City, with a population of just over 5 million. This was a meaningful trip for Nelson because his grandfather, also Nelson Bell, served as a medical missionary here and was highly respected. Nelson's father is brother to Ruth Bell Graham. At the "love and mercy" hospital, commemorating Dr. Bell's work and life, an 80 year old female physician came up to our group and wanted to see Nelson. This was a special day for all of us. As with Susan earlier in Hangzhou, so now with Nelson in Huia'an, we see the legacies Presbyterian missionaries leave among the people in China.  We have also counted it a privilege to see the seeds planted long ago that are bearing rich fruit in this season of harvest!  Click here to read Nelson's update:  Huai'an-Day8

After our time in Beijing, some of us return home while others of us go from here to other places in China and the Far East for work with other church partners. One of our group, Choon Lim, is taking a new position as the East Asia Regional Coordinator with the PCUSA.   Choon has been wonderful to get to know and to hear his story of how the Holy Spirit has been working in his life to bring him to this point. Let us keep him in our prayers.

Thank you for being our supporters and prayer partners during this most amazing trip.

In His Service, Tom Boone (on behalf of the team)